Barbara 6240

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Reviews (44)
78
Clever, Delightful, Thought-provoking

See it if You love intelligent one woman shows. You love politics and have a need to discuss to evaluate the current situation

Don't see it if you need plot, sets and drama. This is a talky , engaging show.

91
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You love a short, provocative play. You love intelligent writing.

Don't see it if you are expecting Harry Potter!

93
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You like intelligent writing, great acting and provocative subject matter. This is really a slice of life during the Troubles

Don't see it if You are not interested in character, story-telling, Irish politics

Also This is an excellent play. A tad long but with so many set pieces that... Read more Read less

84
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You like character driven plots You love fully drawn characters you like the blues, and black history in the 1940s

Don't see it if You like action driven plots You want a musical, although there is singing You don't like drama

95
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You love fabulous women actors like Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill You love Albee You love clever You love drama and comedy

Don't see it if You want action and plot. This is a character driven exploration. There is no real story line, no conflict to resolve but it is sublime!

79
Entertaining, Intelligent, Timely

See it if You like timely topics you like suspense You are interested in topic on metoo

Don't see it if You don't like off broadway don't like topic on harassment

Also A solid B that starts slow and builds to an exciting end. We wished th... Read more Read less

92
Resonant, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you love superb writing and acting you love intense drama

Don't see it if you want something light and fluffy you are offended by language

90
For a previous production
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You need alot of silly laughs. You love slapstick and physical comedy. You love send-ups of British murder mysteries.

Don't see it if You like decorum. You hate British Humor. You have no sense of humor.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this play and desperately needed to have an exten... Read more Read less

70
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Indulgent

See it if You love amazing singing You like a greatest hits show You don't need plot

Don't see it if You want a meaningful theater experience You want to learn something new about Hal Prince You don't like musical theater

Also The performers in this show are top notch, but it is disjointed in tha... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Overrated

See it if You love Laurie Metcalf and Sam Gold's quirky direction. You like strong women characters You don't like long plays

Don't see it if You want a big show You don't like messing with the classics

Also I was really underwhelmed by this play, and don't understand the hype.... Read more Read less

100
Indecent
Midtown W
Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You love smart writing You love Yiddish and its history You love transporting, magical staging

Don't see it if You want a straight musical You want big production numbers You want a happy ending

89
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Funny, Great acting

See it if If you like talk and little action If you like magical realism and thought provoking writing If you like challenging plays

Don't see it if You hate writers and words You want romance and plot You like set changes and costumes

96
During previews
Great acting, Riveting, Relevant, Profound, Intense

See it if You love Beckett and Dianne Wiest, difficult drama and absurdity

Don't see it if You want a big plot line, and don't appreciate absurdity

88
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love Harvey, you love sentimental looks at gay history, you love excellent acting.

Don't see it if You are anti-gay, you want a lot of action, you hate a different perspective.

78
Clever, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You are interested in a fresh take in staging, you like interactive performances, you love Sondheim

Don't see it if You like traditional staging, you don't like to be in the action, you hate meat pies.

100
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You love John Leguizamo's humor, one man shows, topical humor. It is really entertaining and there were a lot of laughs!

Don't see it if You want drama, depth or seriousness. Although he makes a lot of great points, its done in a funny self deprecating wAy.

91
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Great writing, Quirky

See it if You like provocative theater at a slow burn You like Wallace Shawn's writing You like talky pieces

Don't see it if You like more action less talk. You like fast pacing

100
Funny, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You like contemporary comedy that deals with neurosis, like Woody Allen or Maria Bamford. It has depth and pathos and great humor.

Don't see it if You dislike one person shows that are story-telling.

96
The Encounter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Innovative,transporting

See it if You like one man shows, like the synthesis of technology with drama, like intellectual and emotional challenges

Don't see it if You want a conventional plot and production

89
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You love good physical acting and gestural comedy.

Don't see it if You like wordy plays.

90
Thank God For Jokes
East Village
Original, Clever, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you love comedy

Don't see it if You need a plot

88
For a previous production
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You love politics Are interested in the history of Middle East Love drama

Don't see it if Don't like to sit for 3 hours

68
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Epic

See it if You love stagecraft. The puppet was amazing! The digital sets were amazing!

Don't see it if If you value clever writing and good choreography.

Also The ape is amazing. Everything else is very mediocre and a lost opport... Read more Read less

76
Profound, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like great acting and love this story

Don't see it if You love only the movie. It is different.

69
Travesties
Midtown W
Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Great writing

See it if You love Tom Stoppard no matter what You love the post WW I era and its characters You fancy yourself an intellectual!

Don't see it if You aren't familiar with the references You don't like British sensibilities You want a straightforward plot

Also I was so looking forward to this but I found it long, somewhat tedious... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You like gritty, urban characters You like complex relationships You like character driven plots You don't mind vulgarity

Don't see it if You are offended by salty language You want an action filled plot

79
Great writing, Great acting, Intense

See it if -you like intellectual word play and clever writing -you like Edward Albee's brand of theater -you like the absurd

Don't see it if -you need alot of action or plot -you like lavish costumes and sets -you like straight-forward character and plot development

88
Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining, Unique

See it if if you love Mark Rylance If you love early music and history plays Of you love beautiful staging

Don't see it if Although I found the playwriting somewhat weak, the music and staging build to an ethereal high. Well worth the unique experience.

96
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you like emotional stories about kids who are lost in adolescence you like beautiful, heartfelt performances you want to feel deeply

Don't see it if you don't get teenage angst, OCD or the power of the internet you want a happy go lucky show you don't have a soul

90
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Riveting, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like great acting You like relevant topics You like meaningful content

Don't see it if You don't like straight plays You don't like topical plays about race

Also I thought this was a brilliant play. The acting was superb and it effe... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Relevant

See it if -you love shows on the immigrant story -love yiddish and yiddish culture -love history

Don't see it if -you don't like super-titles -want a linear plot with characters ( this is more of a review)

Also This is a delightful show with talented singers/actors , great costume... Read more Read less

89
Sweat
Midtown W
Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You like political topics You love great acting You love provocative subject matter

Don't see it if You don't want to be challenged You just want a nice story You are not open to other points of view

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if If you love silly, costume comedies If you love the delightful Michael Urie If you love broad comedy and great characters

Don't see it if You want a serious drama You aren't into camp You have no sense of humor

95
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like funny, thought provoking theater with wit and humor.

Don't see it if Polyamory makes you nervous.

87
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love Noel Coward and lovely period comedies,good acting and a lovely time at the theater.

Don't see it if You want angst, high drama, and heartache. Not here!

79
Wakey, Wakey
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Profound, Resonant

See it if You like plays that break the 4th wall, you like to be moved, you appreciate good acting.

Don't see it if You don't like sadness plays, you like plot driven plays , you like action in plays

51
Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You like the Joan of Arc story, you like anything David Byrne does, you don't pay full price.

Don't see it if You want a clever take on Joan, you want fresh melodies and edgy performances.

70
During previews
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Sally Field You love Joe Mantello You like different versions of classics You like Tennessee Williams

Don't see it if You like extravagant sets and costumes, this is very bare bones Sally Field annoys you You need an intermission!

90
During previews
Everybody
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like to be amused and provoked, you like clever ideas, you like talented acting by newcomers, you like allegory

Don't see it if you want a conventional plot, you are sensitive to bad language

100
During previews
Relevant, Riveting, Must see, Great acting

See it if You love quiet, intellectual family dramas. This is a slice of life. Exquisite and finely calibrated acting. It is lovely in its banality.

Don't see it if You don't like talky dramas where nothing much happens and you needs lots of action.

87
Falsettos
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like family drama, gay themes, gr at singing, emotional impact

Don't see it if You hate musicals, want big production values, hate small casts

100
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if Love eugene o neill Love great acting

Don't see it if Hate long plays

92
The Humans
Midtown W
Intelligent, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Love great family dynamics

Don't see it if Hate drama

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if Musical theater buffs

Don't see it if You hate musicals